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Old 05-03-08, 08:27 AM   #1
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Help ID'ing a bike

I posted this in the Road Bike Forum too...

First off I won't even mention BD so lets all rejoice!

I was out doing my run this morning and ran by a yard sale. Not paying attention the first mile around I came back by and noticed a light blue road bike standing there. I still had a few more miles and just hoped no one would go look at it. I finished off my run and headed down the street to the yard sale and found a Fuji 10 speed. I don't really know a lot about road bikes since the only one I ever owned was over 20 years ago and the only place I had to ride it was dirt path, soooooo...

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about age or whatever. I didn't spend a lot on the bike and was looking for a new hobby. Thanks to you guys I'm looking to buy more and more and more. Yes I think I'm getting addicted. So here's the particulars I took off the bike.



Make is Fuji Dynamic 10
Serial # starts with 74
Shifters and dérailleurs are Suntour
Hubs are quick release 'Sunshine' front and rear
Rims are Ukai
Crank arms are stamped Fuji
Stem and Bar are both Nitto
Saddle is Belt
A lot of the stuff is stamped 'Japan'

Thanks in advance for any info or feedback.
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Old 05-03-08, 02:06 PM   #2
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It is a mid-70's bike boom kind of bike. I believe that is a VX rear derailleur, and that plus the three-arm crank helps to get the right windage. It'll be a nice bike when you get it sorted out.
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Old 05-03-08, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks. I was looking to find out what year it was.. With the serial # starting at 74 I assumed 1974 but I'm really not sure. Except for the rims it's rust free. I was thinking of converting it to a FG/SS for commuting around town but I'm not really sure, most likely. I don't think I did to bad for 30$. My wife isn't as excited as I am though, but she's happy for me.
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Looks like a fun project. First thing: rotate that seatpost 180 degrees (so the saddle is facing backwards) then reinstall the seat. Took me a while to figure out why it did not look right.
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Hey all, sorry to revive an old thread, but tonight as I walked into work, someone had parked a Fuji Dynamic 10 in the hallway. Can anyone tell me if this is a steel frame and if I should leave a note making an offer? I have no experience in vintage bicycles.
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It should be steel - as far as I know they weren't using much else at the time. You can always test it with a magnet!

I have a Japanese steel bike of similar proportions - though mine has 26" wheels, it's a tourer - and it's a JOY to ride.
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Fuji Dynamic is hi-ten steel, I believe, pretty far down the Fuji lineup.

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Fuji Dynamic is hi-ten steel, I believe, pretty far down the Fuji lineup.

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It is as heavy as an anvil. I'd love to strip it down and build it back up.
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Most of the weight is in the wheels and steel components. You could easily knock several pounds off by changing over to alloy parts.
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So, worth making an offer? If so, what? It is in decent shape. Dings, scratches, original parts, even the suicide levers. It is the color of burnt beige.
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It isn't worth very much, todd. More than $20 is too much...
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It isn't worth very much, todd. More than $20 is too much...
I'd pay that much for the saddle.

Is it a Brooks B17?

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